Monthly Archives: April 2008

2001: A Space Odyssey Explained

For all you movie lovers out there, we had to share this one with you…

Spent endless hours discussing Stanley Kubrick’s quiet masterpiece, 1968’s “2001: A Space Odyssey“?

No…

Yeah, we know…

On a serious note though, considered by many as one of the greatest films ever made, 2001: A Space Odyssey left a lot of people scratching their heads. 

For all of those people I’ve met and those of you that didn’t get it, here is a little gift for you.

Follow this link and visit this site, which does a wonderful job in breaking it down for you through awesome Flash animation.

 

KUBRICK 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY EXPLAINED

And for those of you that got it… visit the site anyway. They got some great animation going on over there.

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A restless rant on Birthday Duty – Pt. 1

So, as many of you know, I am one of the very fortunate people lucky enough to call themselves “a parent“.

Many a-blessings one sees rearing a child.

Mesmerizing moments of utter bliss; never ending movie fragments of non-sensical laughter, jumping and/or passing gas. Mostly all at the same time… everywhere even medical waiting rooms and church.

  • Your daughter’s smile after she’s done figuring something out.
  • Lazy afternoons where crayons rule.
  • Your child in a small school play.
  • Potty training.
  • Their first written word.

All moments you never really thought of or bargained for.

And laughter. Lots of it. Lots of laughter and silliness.

And it’s all good, you know? Its funny how one’s perception of happiness can shift from clubbing and drinking to spending the day on the floor with your child, within the same lifetime, that is.

However, let me remind you…The universe isn’t just handing out these experiences for free. There is a price, you know?

Like birthday parties…

Kid birthday parties…

Guttural-disturbingly colorful-vitriolic-stridently ear-piercing-candy-packed-cruel little children birthday parties…

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Cruisin’ Music News – Apr. 23, 2008

Could file-sharing become legal? Well…c’mon now. Where’s the fun in that???

We’re just kidding, of course. In no way, shape, or form would The RandT condone or promote stealing. 

But check out this brief article on probably the music industry’s best chance at saving itself.

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Cruisin’ the Tech News – Apr. 23, 2008

YAHOO BATTLES ON

So the little web that could ain’t going down without a fight. And it’s a nice thing to see. Although Yahoo’s reported first-quarter earnings tripled last year’s figures ($542M roughly 32 cents a share), and only offered meager support to its bid request of $45 billion in its attempt to fend off Microsoft’s takeover, its nice to see that they’re, at the very least, headed in the right direction. Yahoo’s first quarter performance, which climbed 9%, in total revenue, exceeded analysts’ expectations that were landing Yahoo roughly $30 million less. Need a visual? GO HERE

So what does this do for Yahoo in light of its looming acquisitor, Microsoft?

Unfortunately, not a whole lot…

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The New Era of Summer Blockbusters

           Remember when Hollywood discovered comic books? The big names, the good stories and the hottest heroines came first.  How awesome was it to see a living, breathing Spidey swinging from the rooftops? How about a not-so-living-and-breathing-but-still-pretty-sweet Incredible Hulk? X-men? C’mon, that was like a Chinese food buffet chocked full of super heroes instead of MSG!

            As with anything good, we devoured the comic book world like hyenas on a giraffe carcass. When the tender morsels were gone, we started chewing the cartilage and thus came Blade I, Blade II, Blade III, Catwoman, and Dare Devil (that’s right Affleck, Dare Devil was the cinematic equivalent of a rotting giraffe carcass.)  So what came next? What majestic African animal did we set the Hollywood hyena pack on? Graphic novels.

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The Death of XP

Its official. In spite of thousands of protests, lobbying efforts and special petitions to keep Windows XP on the market, Microsoft has announced it will shut down its Window XP line June 30th ceasing sales of Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Home to retailers and direct OEM’s.

Following the announcement, online forums and blogs have attracted impassioned consumer comments opposed to the decision by the software giant. On the IT website InfoWorld, Galen Gruman launched a ‘Save Windows XP‘ online campaign that has received 111,543 responses to date.

With the disappearance of Windows XP computers from retailers and the phasing out of technical support looms, an increasing number of Window XP blogs are adopting a panicked tone. And with good reason…

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Could this man be our next president??

 

 

Would you vote for this man? He’s actually on the ballot. Don’t believe us? Please read on or click on the image.

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